Information Package / Course Catalogue
Portfolio Management Techniques
Course Code: BFN509
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

To help students; understand the financial markets, institutions and instruments; follow financial developments; carry out financial analysis; evaluate and analyse the transaction in assets.

Course Content

Why study financial markets and institutions? overview of the financial system, structure of central banks, monetary policy tools, goals, strategy and tactics; money markets-Bond markets; Stock markets; the mortgage markets, the foreign excahange market-the international financial systems.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Şahin BULUT
Learning Outcomes
1.to be able to define financial markets
2.to be able to define and compare financial instruments
3.to be able to analyze the role of a central bank in an economy, and to propose policies
4.to be able to compare the strategies of the monetary policy
5.to be able to follow data in national and international financial markets and interpret them
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Mishkin, F.S. and Eakins, S. G(2009); Financial Markets and Institutions, 6th ed., Pearson-Prentice Hall
2.Mishkin, F.S. (2007); The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, 8th International ed, Pearson-Addison Wesley
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Define the lessons subject
Week 2 - Theoretical
Why Study financial markets and Institutions? -Debt markets and Interest Rates -Stock Market -Foreign Exchange market -Central banks -Structure of the financial system -banks and other financial Institutionns
Week 3 - Theoretical
Overwiew of the financial system: i. Function of financial market; ii. Structure of Financial Market; iii. Function of Financial Intermediaries; iv. Types of Financial Intermediaries; v. Regulation of financial system
Week 4 - Theoretical
Structure of Central Banks: Structure and Independence of Central Banks; Explaining Central bank Behavior
Week 5 - Theoretical
Monetary policy tools, goals, strategy and Tactics: The central bank's balance sheet; tools of monetary Policy; goals of monetary policy
Week 6 - Theoretical
Monetary policy tools, goals, strategy and Tactics: The central bank strategy: use of targets; monetary targeting the new International trend in monetary policy strategy: ınflation Targeting
Week 7 - Theoretical
Money markets: Why do we need the money markets?; the purpose of the money markets; Who participates in the money markets; money market instruments
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The bond market: purpose of the capital market; capital market participants
Week 10 - Theoretical
The bond market: types of bonds; treasury Bonds; Bond yield calculations
Week 11 - Theoretical
The stock market: ınvesting in stocks; Computing the price of common stock
Week 12 - Theoretical
The stock market: How the market sets security prices; stock market indixes; buying foreign stocks
Week 13 - Theoretical
The martgage markets: characteristics of the residental mortgage; mortgage-lending institutions; secondary mortgage; market
Week 14 - Theoretical
The foreign Exchange Market: Foreign Exchange market; exchange rates in the long run; exchange rates in the short run; explaining changes in exchange rates
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142370
Individual Work72228
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)125
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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4
4
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4
3
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5
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4
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3
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